| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In a Broadway season in which revivals have eclipsed new plays it was still a surprise that the American drama that spoke most urgently to our time was Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."
Much has changed since the work first appeared on...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If you're a small cable outlet without massive corporate backing, the Weather Channel offered a forecast last week that should be troubling: continued storms and fog.
The independent network raised eyebrows recently when it ended a three-month spat...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It might seem crazy, what I'm 'bout to say, but Pharrell Williams kind of blew it Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where in spite of a hot streak that's included some of the past year's biggest hits -- "Happy," "Get Lucky,"...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
What is it about fried chicken sandwich shops that makes them a lightning rod for controversy?
A little under two months ago, Leghorn Chicken opened in Ukrainian Village. Though the owners have never said it overtly, several things about it—the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Just as James Brown had to spend his old age attempting to do the splits, 40-year-old Twista has to remember and recite lyrics that once made him the fastest rapper on earth. In his teens, the Guinness Book of World Records honored him for spewing out 598...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Gee, with first Cliven Bundy and now the allegations against Donald Sterling, it is a bit like Rip Van Winkle in reverse: We awoke from a long sleep and found ourselves back in 1950s America.
Or maybe it’s like a racist variation of “The...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:22 PM
If Donald Sterling opts to sell or is forced to sell the Clippers, Oprah Winfrey reportedly has teamed up with a group of investors to potentially buy the team.
Winfrey has joined entertainment mogul David Geffen and Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Music impresario Sean Combs is thinking extra-large for Revolt TV, the music-themed cable and digital network aimed at younger viewers that launched six months ago.
With the shift in programming format by MTV and VH1 away from music content, there's a...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Recently, rapper/singer/songwriter/multimillionaire superstar Pharrell Williams told Oprah Winfrey that being successful is not about skin color, but a state of mind. Enter the "new black."
"The `new black' doesn't blame other races for our issues,"...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:32 PM
If you're any kind of hip hop fan and want to get seriously lost down a rabbit hole, I recommend Matt Daniels' interactive chart, "The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop." Daniels compiled thousands of data sets on the unique words used by hip hop artists,...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Skechers USA Inc., the Manhattan Beach footwear company, said Friday it will explore acquiring a stake in the Los Angeles Clippers, joining a long list of celebrities and moguls interested in buying the team.
“As one of the five largest athletic...